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Merrill Lynch says over expansion is hurting restaurants. Restaurant employment fell dramatically in September. Premium products are driving up coffeehouse sales. Fast-casual restaurant sales growth is slowing in Canada. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.



Alto-Shaam Promotes Five Associates

Alto-Shaam promoted five of its associates from the Wisconsin manufacturer's sales and customer service teams.

Here is a brief overview of each promotion:

  • Tito Rodriguez, vice president of sales. In his new role Rodriguez will develop, prioritize and execute corporate sales growth strategies.
  • Claudio Baldinelli, vice president of sales – Canada. He will work in collaboration with the Canadian culinary team to expand sales and business development throughout the provinces.
  • Chris Harvey, business development manager. Harvey will manage the company's northwest territory.
  • Brooke Wilman, customer service manager – inside sales, managing domestic and international teams.
  • Nancy Gagnon, customer service manager, directing all customer service and support efforts in Canada.
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